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Join New Jersey Audubon and our partner organizations for some historic first looks at Petty’s Island!

Situated in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia, Petty’s Island is
an oasis for birds and other wildlife.

All Petty’s Island Field Trips are limited to 25 people. All participants must be 12 and older.  Access to the island is restricted; directions are provided upon registration. Facilities on the island are also limited so please plan accordingly.

Registration is required – no exceptions.

 To register please go to the Eventbrite registration link provided for each event.

All participants MUST be 12 years or older.

Sorry, no phone or email registrations accepted. 


Petty’s Island History Hike
Led by Bob Shinn, Camden County Historical Society and Kelly Wenzel, Project Director
Saturday, September 9
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. There will be plenty of opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks. Registration is REQUIRED for this trip; online registration only. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Registering for this program will automatically put you on a waiting list.

Early Fall Birding on the Delaware River
Led by Lloyd Shaw, Associate Naturalist
Saturday, September 23
7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This wooded island in the Delaware River is truly an urban oasis for woodland, wading and shore birds. Learn some interesting history along the way and discover how this industrial port is transforming into a wildlife sanctuary. Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; online registration only. Directions and other details are given upon registration.
Registration is open August 9 to September 20 at  https://pettyislfallbirds.eventbrite.com

Petty’s Island Fall Clean Up Day
Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project Director – Urban Education& Outreach
Saturday, October 7
8:30 a.m. to Noon

Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the larger restoration project taking place. This cleanup is great for scout, religious, after school and other civic groups looking for a local volunteer project.
Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; online registration only. Directions and other details are given upon registration. Registration is open August 17 to October 4 at https://pettyislfallcleanup.eventbrite.com

Petty’s Island Field Photography Workshop
Led by Phil Witt and David DesRochers, Associate Naturalists and Wildlife Photographers
Saturday, October 14
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

This 3-hour workshop is an introductory to field and nature photography, with an emphasis on taking your photography skills to the next level. Phil and David will take you to their favorite places and show you some of the island's hidden gems and unique features. If you have a telephoto lens, bring it! Petty’s Island offers a great variety of birds both in the forest and on the surrounding mud flats. Spectacular panoramic views of Philadelphia will round out the experience. Phil and David will provide hands-on, personalized instruction as they work with you on composition and give you tools and tips for determining the optimum exposure, and cover many other topics to get you comfortable with your camera. Our goal is to help you learn...and of course, have fun along the way!
Children must be 12 and older to participate. Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; online registration only. Directions and other details are given upon registration. Registration is open August 17 to October 11 at  https://pettyislphoto.eventbrite.com

Petty’s Island History Hike
Led by Bob Shinn, Camden County Historical Society and Kelly Wenzel, Project Director
Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. Leafless trees will give opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks. Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; online registration only. Directions and other details are given upon registration. Registration is open Sept 14 to Oct 25 at  https://pettyislocthistoryhike.eventbrite.com

 

 

Check back soon for more exciting programs or go to

http://community.njaudubon.org/combined-calendar

and look for Petty's events on the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Calendar.